Riverine: Architecture and Water

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

June 26 2014 - June 28 2014

Human settlements may be divided broadly between inland ones often located on high ground, such as the hill towns of Urbino and Jerusalem, or those of inland plains such as Brasilia and Novosibirsk, and those located on waterways, on rivers close to the sea. We are interested in the latter, and seek to tease out and explore architectural, planning, artistic and literary backgrounds to cities as diverse as London, Rotterdam, New York, Venice and Alexandria; in other words, we are interested in human settlements whose origins depend upon rivers.


It is our intention to explore riverine architecture through four distinct strands, and we ask that you submit your abstract in one of the following categories:

1 individual buildings and their relationship with water

2 urban ensembles

3 historical and theoretical viewpoints

4 wider topographical approaches ranging from cities to landscapes.



You should submit an abstract not

exceeding 500 words

in length outlining the

theme of your paper.

The paper should be anonymous,

i.e. it should not indicate

your name or provenance.

It should be submitted as a pdf file, and saved

as follows: surname- title-riverine.pdf (e.g.

adler-venice-riverine.pdf) It should be emailed to

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Submission by 12.00 Fri 25th October, ‘13 Confirmation of Acceptance Fri 15h November, ‘13


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